Dr. Richard Shipe

Professor of Acquisition, Defense Strategy, Acquisition, and Resources

Eisenhower School


Dr. Shipe joined the faculty of the Eisenhower School in June 2004 as a Professor of Acquisition. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Geography from Radford University, a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Program Management Course and the Air Command and Staff College. Dr. Shipe entered the Army as a Transportation Corps officer in 1984.  After serving as a strategic mobility planner at the Military Traffic Management Command and commanding a transportation company in the 2nd Infantry Division, he joined the Army Acquisition Corps.  Dr. Shipe's acquisition assignments include tours with the Program Executive Officer for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, Army Test and Evaluation Command, Department of Army Staff, and Defense Acquisition University.

Functional Expertise:  Program Management - Test and Evaluation - Integrated Logistics Support - Strategic and Tactical Transportation - Economic Analysis
Regional Expertise:  Western Europe